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The U.S. failed to prove al-Assad's involvement in chemical attack

19.09.2013 13:57

Dmitriy Zavodin

On the eve of the planned vote in the U.S. Congress, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with U.S. television channel PBS, that there is no evidence that his government used chemical weapons. In response, U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry announced that "evidence" of al-Assad's involvement in the chemical attack near Damascus "speaks for itself."

However, as subsequent events showed, Washington failed to convince the international community, as well as its closest allies and American citizens of Assad's guilt. According to numerous social researches, the idea of attacking Syria was supported by less than 25% of U.S. residents. Two-thirds of Americans were in favor of a diplomatic rather than a military solution to the Syrian issue. A similar pattern has developed in other NATO countries, where the majority of the population opposed military intervention in Syria.

The UK was one of the first to refuse to take part in the aggression against Damascus. After taking an extra vote on the Syrian issue, the British parliamentarians have come to the conclusion that the conduct of military operation without the approval of the UN Security Council would be a flagrant violation of international law. As stated by British Prime Minister David Cameron during Parliament debate on the situation, the government has no absolute certainty on who used chemical weapons.

Given what was published in the reports of the British and American intelligence services on the chemical attack in Syria, Cameron was even quite "gentle." The so-called "evidence" of the involvement of the government troops are based on media reports and publications of social networks. Most of these facts and evidence are anonymous and contradict each other. Even the number of victims is not the same - according to the British intelligence - 350 people were killed, and according to American sources - 1,496.

The most amazing thing is that one of the main sources of information for the intelligence of the Western countries is the low quality videos, published by unknown users on YouTube. On top of that, there is no cause-and-effect relationship or al-Assad's reasons for the use of chemical weapons in the analytical report.

A letter of 12 former CIA employees sent to U.S. President Barack Obama states the same. As the message says, the data presented to Obama by CIA chief John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have been fabricated.

Addressing the President, the authors of the letter said that the chemical attack near the Syrian capital could not be organized by the Syrian army. "There is no confirmed evidence that the Syrian missiles capable of carrying chemical substances have been directed to this area," says the letter to Barack Obama.

The former intelligence officers also recalled that the U.S. has made ??a similar mistake ten years ago in Iraq, when, based on trumped-up charges, invaded a sovereign country. "We need to broaden the discussion beyond that narrow circle, which is aspired to start a war, the consequences of which could be catastrophic," says the message.

The fact that there are powers in American leadership, ready to drag the U.S. into another war for the sake of their own interests, is under a good reason. History has repeatedly demonstrated that the war is not just hunger, destruction and suffering of thousands of people, but also an occasion to individual banking institutions to improve their financial position.

In a speech shortly before his death, the 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy said, "We are, as a people, inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret proceedings and to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence - on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people."